Monday, February 25, 2008

US to set 'binding' climate goals

This seems post-worthy.
From the BBC (more versions below):

The US is ready to accept "binding international obligations" on reducing greenhouse gas emissions, officials say, if other nations do the same.

The comments came in a news conference in Paris given by James Connaughton and Daniel Price, environmental and economics advisers to President Bush.

The US hopes the world's major economies will conclude a "leaders' declaration" before the July G8 summit.

There was no indication of how much the US might be prepared to cut emissions.

But the Bush administration is clearly looking for some kind of binding commitment from major developing countries such as China, India and Brazil.

"The US is prepared to enter into binding international obligations to reduce greenhouse gases as part of a global agreement in which all major economies similarly undertake binding international obligations," said Mr Price, the president's deputy national security adviser for international economic affairs....MORE

US ready for 'binding' reductions of greenhouse gases: official

FromAFP via Forbes

From Woody Allen:
"What if he's masturbating? I'll end up on the wall!!!"

(The sperm scene in Woody Allen's Everything you always wanted to know about sex )

Via: Apert's Syndrome and Selfish Sperm at
Keats Telescope